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Ask A Concierge: Taking a Deeper Look at Berlin
Ask A Concierge / Germany & the Netherlands

Ask A Concierge: Taking a Deeper Look at Berlin

Once you have visited Berlin, you’ll want to return. Beyond the must-see sights in Germany’s capital city, you’ll find opportunities to take a deeper look into the region’s culture. Sarah… Read More…

Ask A Concierge: Must-See Sites for Your First Trip to Berlin
Ask A Concierge / Germany & the Netherlands

Ask A Concierge: Must-See Sites for Your First Trip to Berlin

Sarah Dandashy of Ask A Concierge recently visited Berlin, Germany for the first time. As any traveler does on a first trip to a city, she visited some popular sites for tourists…. Read More…

6 Tips for Wheelchair Accessible Travel in Berlin
Accessible Travel / Germany & the Netherlands

6 Tips for Wheelchair Accessible Travel in Berlin

Traveling with a wheelchair or other mobility equipment can be tricky, and no matter where you’re going, it’s helpful to do research in advance. Some destinations are more accessible than… Read More…

Off The Brochure Travel Guide: Berlin, Germany
Entertainment / Germany & the Netherlands / Off The Brochure / Restaurants

Off The Brochure Travel Guide: Berlin, Germany

Baby, it’s cold outside in Berlin. But winter visitors warm up by bustling through dozens of Christmas markets in a day and capping it off with a hot and spicy… Read More…

Travel Tip: The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Travel Tips / Germany & the Netherlands

Travel Tip: The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

There’s an important anniversary coming up and some very meaningful ways to celebrate it. I’m talking about the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On the weekend… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Dance to Help Alzheimer’s Patients in Berlin
Voluntourism / Germany & the Netherlands

Voluntourism Spotlight: Dance to Help Alzheimer’s Patients in Berlin

It’s no secret that Berlin is one of Europe’s hottest cities, and certainly most eccentric. An affordable cost of living attracts creative types from all corners of the globe, so… Read More…

Best Places to See Blooming Spring Flowers in The Netherlands
Germany & the Netherlands

Best Places to See Blooming Spring Flowers in The Netherlands

About 800,000 visitors make the annual pilgrimage to the Netherlands’ most famous display of tulips and other bulb flowers at Keukenhof Gardens, where 7 million bulbs explode with color over… Read More…

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Fall / Festivals / Germany & the Netherlands

What Americans Don’t Get About Oktoberfest

German ex-pat Cathrine Schermann shares what most Americans don’t understand about Oktoberfest and how you can party a bit more like the locals.

How Berlin Has Changed Since 1961
Culture / Germany & the Netherlands / Personal Travel Journals

How Berlin Has Changed Since 1961

When you travel back to a city you call home, often see it with fresh eyes. This happened to Alexandra (Sandy) Gleysteen, the senior producer for CBS This Morning. The… Read More…

Slideshow: The Best Places for Bookstore Browsing
Travel Tools / Germany & the Netherlands / Japan / Shopping / Slideshow / The Best Places / USA

Slideshow: The Best Places for Bookstore Browsing

Getting lost in a great bookstore is almost as good as getting lost in a great book. Independent bookstores are one of the first spots Peter visits in a city…. Read More…

Savvy Souvenirs: Shopping in Amsterdam
Videos / Culture / Germany & the Netherlands / Museums / Shopping

Savvy Souvenirs: Shopping in Amsterdam

What’s the best way to take a little piece of Amsterdam home with you?  Travel correspondent Alyssa Caverley’s Savvy Souvenirs report takes you beyond the obvious tulip bulbs and wooden… Read More…

Holland: Like a Local & Peter’s Top 4 Local Experiences
Cruise Travel / Videos / Cultural Immersion / Europe / Germany & the Netherlands / Like a Local

Holland: Like a Local & Peter’s Top 4 Local Experiences

This past week, Peter was broadcasting his radio show from the Netherlands aboard the Viking Odin from Viking River Cruises and now Peter is bringing you along with him as… Read More…

Spring is Blooming in the Netherlands: Keukenhof & Floriade
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Spring is Blooming in the Netherlands: Keukenhof & Floriade

When it comes to tulips in the Netherlands, most people think of Keukenhof. But this year, there’s an event that most people don’t even know about…the Floriade 2012 World Horticultural… Read More…

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Green Living and Travel in Hamburg, Germany

While it may be hard to imagine, industrial Hamburg is at the forefront of the green eco-movement. Dena Rochwerger-Braun investigates the brave new world of walking, biking and pedal boats… Read More…

Golden Wings Of Icarus - photo via Flickr User debaird(tm)
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Germany & the Netherlands / Hiking & Biking / Icarus Award / USA

Icarus Award: No Pants, No Groping, No Entertainment, No Snoring, No Nazis

Drumroll, please. It’s time to announce the first winner of the PeterGreenberg.com Icarus Award. While voting was split between a variety of worthy contestants, our executive committee convened and declared… Read More…

Five For Families: Family Travel Berlin With 5 Spots Not To Miss, Plus Berlin’s Kid-Friendly Hotels
Destinations / Specialized Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Culture / Europe / Germany & the Netherlands / Museums

Five For Families: Family Travel Berlin With 5 Spots Not To Miss, Plus Berlin’s Kid-Friendly Hotels

Berlin is often associated with edgy art, vibrant culture and crazy nightlife. While it may not be on your radar as a European family vacation destination, correspondent Emily Goldfischer offers… Read More…

Family Travel: Dusseldorf, Germany
Travel News / Travel Tips / Business Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Europe / Germany & the Netherlands

Family Travel: Dusseldorf, Germany

When you think “family-friendly European vacation,” Düsseldorf, Germany, likely isn’t at the top of most travelers’ lists. But this German business hub has become even more accessible to leisure travelers,… Read More…

Dutch Detain Possible Terror Suspects at Schiphol Airport
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Germany & the Netherlands / Terrorism

Dutch Detain Possible Terror Suspects at Schiphol Airport

Dutch Detain Possible Terror Suspects at Schiphol Airport Dutch authorities continue to investigate two U.S. residents of Yemeni descent detained in Amsterdam on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a terrorist… Read More…

Travel News / Destinations / Culinary Travel / Germany & the Netherlands / Restaurants

Travel Tip: Travel Coupon Web Sites

Whether you’re planning a visit to an unfamiliar city, or looking for new ways to enjoy your current one, coupon websites can offer new ideas and great steals. Bloomspot.com features… Read More…